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Richard Wheeler

July 6, 1943 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Richard Wheeler Obituary

Richard E. Wheeler “Wheels”. July 6, 1943 – December 25, 2023. Richard passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on the evening of Monday, December 25, 2023. Born and raised in the Belvidere area, Richard was a graduate of Belvidere High School. He went on to graduate from UW Platteville. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970. Richard married the love of his life, Carolyn, on September 30, 1972. They celebrated their 50th anniversary last year. Throughout the years Richard work at Midwest Pak, Burton Motors, Henneberry Motors. He loved fishing, golfing, and bowling. He bowled his one and only 300 on December 30, 2015. He loved supporting all of his grandchildren in everything they did. Football games, softball games, bowling tournaments, he was there for them all. Richard was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. He is a life member of VFW Post 1461, American Legion Boone Post 77, and a member of Willow Creek Presbyterian Church. Richard is loved and will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Carolyn; children, Jerry (Karen) Ashens, Brett Ashens, Amy (Glen) Guthrie; grandchildren, Emily (Jackson Kirane) Ashens, Brock Ashens, Abby Guthrie, Glen Guthrie IV; brothers, Eugene (Carolyn) Wheeler, Doug (Debbie) Wheeler; sister, Kathy (Mike) Clayton; brothers in law, Lee (Vicki) Shattuck, Fred (Linda) Shattuck; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Ethel Wheeler, father and mother-in-law, Leon, and Maxine Shattuck. There will be a funeral service at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, 7300 Belvidere Road, Caledonia, IL. A visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Memorials can be made to the family in Richard’s name.  

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